What do one of the world’s first supermodels, a U.S. Secretary of State, and a New York Times best-selling author have in common? They all have roots in Jamaica! We Jamaicans can be found in all corners of the world—and these natives are making their country proud!
7. Malcolm Gladwell – Author
Journalist Malcolm Gladwell has written five New York Times Best Sellers, including The Tipping Point. Born in England and raised in Canada, his mother (a psychotherapist and accomplished author in her own right ) was born in Jamaica. In his 1998 Washington Post article, “Lost in the Middle,” Gladwell explores his Jamaican roots and his experience growing up across racial and cultural divides.
6. Patrick Ewing – Former NBA Athlete
Retired New York Knicks NBA player (and Hall of Famer) Patrick Ewing was born in Kingston, and lived on the island until he was 12 years old. Ewing was a member of the US Olympic “Dream Team,” winning gold medals in basketball in 1984 and 1992.